Born: May 6, 1955 in Beijing, China
"Messages from a Solitary Island - Ceramics Sculptures", Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines
Born in Manila, 1937.
Architectural graduate. Self-taught artist. Six individual exhibitions at The Luz Gallery since 1961. Active participation in local group shows. Prolific and multifaceted, Chabet has ventured into architecture, painting, printmaking, sculpture, stage designing, teaching and writing. Curator of the Cultural Center Museum for two years. Represented in the collections of the National Museum, Ateneo Art Gallery, Cultural Center, and several private collections.
Roberto Chabet won the 1973 Araw ng Maynila award in recognition of his diverse experimental shows. Chabet’s radical art and ideas provided valuable clues to Western trends. So innovative were the installations and minimalist devices he used, they spanned a wealth of unconventional means, from building materials to perishable organic matter, magazine clippings and other cultural debris, that many younger practitioners were influenced by his esoteric exhibitions without ever having met him.